On Hibe, you connect and interact with others based on Hibe's Contextual Privacy approach. In this approach, you create a social context (a.k.a Facet) representing the boundary of your interactions with others, you select content to be shared within this social context, and you select people that will be allowed to access, contribute and interact with the shared content within such an environment. A facet is usually represented by an activity (personal, professional, academic or anonymous), your persona (i.e. identity) associated to this activity, and the people with whom you want to share this activity.
For the moment, you can create up to 4 facets on Hibe.
There are many reasons why you would use different facets to interact in a social setting. You may want to share your professional activities and information without exposing your personal life. You may want to express a personal opinion or interest without it potentially impacting your professional profile or reputation. You may even wish to use an anonymous persona to share and connect with others about a niche interest, sensitive issue or an embarrassing topic.
Like in real life, you can have more than one professional identity on Hibe. For example, you can be part-time translator and real estate agent. You present yourself differently in both professional contexts, and you can do so on Hibe by creating two professional facets. Same can apply for your personal activities. If you are a soccer coach in your community, you might want to separate this facet of your personal life from the "father-husband-good friend" facet of your life. You can then create two personal facets.
The Hibe Personas represent your many identities in the different social contexts of your life. The personas allow you to define the image you wish to project to a particular group of people. Personas give you the freedom to establish and maintain different relationships with different groups of people in different contexts of your life. This include people in your personal, professional, academic and anonymous lives.
In your real life, you don't behave the same way and share the same information about yourself in professional and personal contexts for example. So you may also want to represent yourself differently in those contexts. This is why, on Hibe, you would use different personas to share and interact with people in those contexts.
The main purpose of the Anonymous persona is to create a separate identity that allows you to do activities in a total independent way of the other ones on Hibe. One can see this anonymous identity as the persona you would need for a separate life, and to fully preserve the other facets of your life that you created on Hibe.
Here are several examples on how to use the Anonymous persona:
If you're connected anonymously with someone in the real world, you may want to connect with that individual on Hibe using your Anonymous persona. A good example would be an anonymous source wishing to connect with a reporter.
Your persona is displayed with a photo, name, title, and biography, each of them reflecting a context of your life: personal, professional, academic and even anonymous.
Your connections will also have access to your persona info, recent activities done under this persona, as well as the list of people they have in common with you in this part of your life.
From your persona profile, your connections can follow or report your activities, and add you as a favorite.
If you have verified your Hibe account, the validation icon is also displayed next to your persona’s name.
You can edit your persona at any time
To edit your persona photo, avatar, name, title, and biography, select your persona icon from the dashboard and click on Edit.
To edit your persona information, click on INFO from your persona profile. Then click on the edit icon to update or add new information. Click on Done to save your changes.
All the previous activities made with this persona will now appear with the updated persona profile.
It is not recommended to define the same identity for different activities since an identity reflects the image you want to project to people in this given context, i.e activity.
A relationship on Hibe reflects your level of trust for a group of people or even only a single person in a given social context, i.e. Facet.
A relationship allows you to set the boundaries of your communications and ensures that your content under a given persona is accessible only to these people. You can define different relationship types under the same persona.
Different people can be associated with the same type of relationship. One person can be associated with more than one type of relationship.
For example, you can define a "Family" relationship with your mother, father and siblings, while defining a "Coworkers" relationship with your colleagues.
A colleague who is also a friend can be associated with both "Friends" and "Coworkers" relationships.
From the dashboard, click on your persona icon. Then click on PEOPLE from your persona profile. Select the Relationships tab and then click on the "+" button on the header menu. Enter the name and description of the relationship type, and click on Done. The new relationship type is then displayed in the list of relationships linked to your persona.
You can add as many types of relationship you need under a persona.
From the People section, click on the person's name, and then click on Edit. Choose the type of relationships you want to maintain with this person on Hibe. Click on Done to save your changes.
When you delete a relationship under your persona, people associated with this relationship will no longer see your persona, unless they are still associated with other relationship types under this same persona.
Yes, you can. The same person can be added in many relationships. For example, your brother can be added in both Family and Friends relationships; your friend and business partner Mat, can be added in both Friends and Colleagues relationships.
The Dashboard is a real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of your current Hibe facets, with the most recent notifications on the activities that occurred in each of them. The dashboard also notifies you about feature renewals, and new people you might know.
One of your facets is disabled because it has been reported to be against the Hibe Terms and Policy, and has been disabled by Hibe. You cannot enable a disabled facet yourself. You must contact Hibe for more information.
The Notifications are the list of the new activities made by your connections. The most recent activities are presented first. Each notification is displayed with the connection name, persona photo and icon, as well as a short description and timestamp of the activity he made. To know more about this activity, click on the notification description.
The type of notifications depends upon the nature of the activities made by your connections. For example, you can be notified that your connection added you in his personal facet, updated his professional information.
There are many ways to filter your notifications. You can filter them by social contexts. It includes your personal, professional, academic, anonymous contexts. For example, you can filter the list of activities made by your professional connections. You can also filter your notifications by people you've tagged as "Favorite" or people you "Follow". Moreover, you can filter your notifications by relationship types. For example, you can display the list of activities made by the people under the "Family" relationship type.
To filter your notifications, click on the arrow on the top header of the Notifications screen, and then select the appropriate filter option.
The You May Know section notifies you whenever new people (that are not in your connected with you) made specific actions towards you.
These people are Hibe users who are not connected with you yet. However, they added you in their network and made specific actions towards you.
You receive requests from people who want to be in touch with you in a specific context of their live. To accept or ignore a given request, click on the connection request to see more information about the person who wants to connect with you. Then click on the "Connect" or "Ignore" button, and follow the instructions.
When you decide to ignore a pending connection request, this item is removed from the list of requests.
You can display all the requests you've previously ignored by selecting the "Ignored" filter option in the You May Know section.
You can filter people's requests based on your social contexts or theirs. In the filtering menu, select a filter option to display the list of relevant requests.
These are people you added in your Hibe network.
You can import people from your device or add them manually. There are two ways to add people in your network.
1- From your dashboard
2- From a given Persona
*** Please make sure to associate at least one email address to people in your Hibe network to allow Hibe to connect you with them.
The easiest way to directly import people in one of your facets, is to select the persona avatar of a given facet from your dashboard, then, click on People and click on "+". You can now import people from your device, add new manually or add people you are already in touch with.
To see him, you both have to be connected on Hibe. Email addresses are required to connect people together. Make sure to add at least one of his email addresses to his information.
These are people you did not add in any of your facets yet.
To connect with your people on Hibe, you need to add at least one of their email addresses to their information.
To be connected with people you've imported from your device, you need to add at least one of their email addresses to their information, if they did not add you in their network yet.
Yes, you can. For example, you can add his personal and professional email addresses if this person is both a friend and a colleague.
From the connection's persona profile, click on the "Star" icon and choose the persona you want to use to tag this person as favorite.
From the connection's persona profile, click on "Follow" and choose the persona you want to use to follow this person.
From the connection's persona profile, click on "Report" and choose the persona you want to use to report this person. Then, select the reasons why you want to report this person
When you report someone on Hibe, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions about how Hibe will process your report. Please note that Hibe will not display your identity to the person who has been reported for privacy reasons.
Deleting someone permanently erases this person from the People list. It also means that all the interactions and sharing made with this person are deleted from your Hibe account. Also, you won't receive any content from this person any more.
When you remove someone from a relationship type, your connection can no longer access the content specifically shared in this relationship context. However, you will still receive content from this connection, and you will still be able to share content with this person if you added him in another relationship.
Not necessarily! On Hibe, relationships are asymmetrical. Both connections customize their level of relationship. For example, while you may have defined a relationship with your friend at work as personal, he may have defined his relationship with you as professional because he views you strictly as a colleague. Consequently, you will only receive his professional content. Your connection will receive your personal content. Don't forget, this asymmetrical relationship feature applies to all of your activities. On Hibe, you always interact with others on your own terms.
Relationships change over time. This is why on Hibe, you have the option of updating your relationship with someone in the same facet or in a completely different facet. For example, someone in your "Friends" relationship type can be also added to your "Family" relationship type after he've married your sister.
To edit your relationship with someone, click on your connection from a People list, click on "Edit" and update the relationship information.
No, they don't. Because Hibe respects people's choice of communication, your connections can be Hibe users or not.
This person will receive an email from Hibe giving him options to have access to the content you just shared, while respecting your privacy.
To add someone in the people list, the minimum information you need to enter is his name.
You "Follow" someone using relevant personas to prioritize their activities in specific facets of your life. This person will be notified that you follow his activities.
You "Favorite" someone using relevant personas to highlight his importance in specific facets of your life. This person will not be notified that you tagged him as favorite.
Those are people you have in common with this connection in the context of his persona.
When you deactivate your account, this is like you have disappeared from Hibe. However, your content, and settings are preserved on the Hibe servers. You can reactivate your account at any time.
When you delete your Hibe account, your information and activities are definitively erased from the Hibe servers, leaving no digital footprint. If you want you can also choose to deactivate your account for a while, this will be just as if you disappeared but your content and settings will be preserved on Hibe servers.
A: From the login screen, click on "Forgot your password?". Then provide any email address associated with your Hibe account. An email message is sent to you with instructions about how to reset your Hibe account password. Click on the link in the email to change your password.
From your Dashboard, click on the Settings icon and then click on "Password". Enter both your old password and a new one – which must have at least 8 characters. Confirm the new password. Click on the "Change" button.
You can find all email addresses linked to your personas in the Settings section of your app. From your Dashboard, click on the Settings icon, and select "Emails"
Your primary email is one of the verified email addresses associated with your Hibe account. Please note that your primary email is used by Hibe to send you confirmations and security updates. To change your primary email address, go to the Settings section and then click on "Emails".
You need to validate you email address in order to link this address to your Hibe account. For ex, whenever a user wants to connect with you using this email address, you will be notified of it only if your email address has been validated first.
Yes, you can and we strongly suggest you update your list of emails. By doing so, you ensure that your professional network can connect with you on Hibe with the email address they use in your professional context. Equally, your friends can connect with you using your personal email address.
To send a message to Hibe from your app's Settings, click on "Contact Us". Select the Feedback tab. Choose a subject, write your message and submit it. You can also send a message to Hibe from our website at https://www.hibe.com .
To report a violation of the Hibe terms from your app's Settings, click on "Contact Us". Select the Report tab. Choose a subject, write your message and submit it. You can also a report a violation of the Hibe terms from our website at https://www.hibe.com.